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Philosophy for Children (P4C)


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What is P4C?

Philosophy for Children (P4C) is an  enquiry based approach to  open up children's learning through the exploration of ideas. P4C was founded by Professor Matthew Lipman. Children are taught how to create their own philosophical questions. These  questions are based on ideas form discussion centred around a stimulus. The stimuli can be a picture, a short film, story or an object. P4C can be used cross curricular and a specific based 'Big Ideas.'  For example he question might be 'What is intelligence?'